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Today’s Action: Support the national prisoners strike

A word from our founder: John McCain always asked himself what was right. More often than not, he got the answer wrong. But with today’s GOP government, it’s abundantly clear how special it is just to ask. People are complicated. Anyone who says otherwise is a complete and total jerk. (TWEET THAT)

Today’s Top Stories:

McCain and Trump

A stunning new report reveals how Trump disrespected John McCain’s death
The Republican president couldn’t resist one final slap in the face of his political rival.

Stevie Wonder gives a powerful and moving tribute to John McCain
The legendary musician felt compelled to speak up in the wake of the Republican Senator’s passing.

Obama and Solar Energy
People In All 50 States Are Defying Trump’s Efforts To Undo Obama’s Climate Saving Legacy With This Online Service

OD Action Partner: Arcadia Power is offering a way for all Americans to join the green power movement — free. No installation, no contract, $20 off your next electric bill.

Trump meeting
Leaked Republican spreadsheet proves GOP is expecting a bloodbath in November — and the White House isn’t prepared

While President Donald Trump might tweet about his “red wave,” the Republican Party is expecting the worst.… [more]

Take Action: Help to Get Out the Vote — contact your local elections office and sign up to become a poll worker on Election Day!

Stormy Daniels jumps to Melania’s defense over Trump’s cheating scandals
Trump’s adult film star mistress went to bat for his current wife.

Jacksonville gaming event
3 dead including suspected gunman after shooting at Jacksonville gaming tournament

A 24-year-old male opened fire during a video game tournament at a mall in Jacksonville, Fla., on Sunday afternoon, killing three people, including himself… [more]

Take Action: Demand your State Legislators strengthen your state’s gun laws!

Parkland students respond to Jacksonville mass shooting
Student survivors of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting call out Florida politicians and the National Rifle Association… [more]

Take Action: Add your name to tell Congress to reverse Trump’s reckless order and ban 3-D printable guns before It’s too late!

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Twitter is going crazy for these shirts and gifts that stick it to Trump

Wear exclusive gear from the official store of OD Action and use #ResistanceMerch to show your support for the resistance.

Today’s Action: Support the national prisoners strike

Our industrial prison complex (the largest in the world, by a long shot) is a money-making machine, built on the backs and livelihoods of 2.3 million prisoners.

Prison labor exists in almost every industry, from customer service to carpentry, farm labor to video production. For this work, which brings state and federal prisons (including many privately owned) billions of dollars each year, most prisoners earn less than a dollar per hour — and in some states are entirely unpaid. Take a guess how interested our government is in rehabilitating and releasing such profitable labor, disproportionately men of color ensnared by racialized incarceration rates, which many activists are now calling a “modern-day slavery.”

Inmates in at least seventeen states are holding a three-week peaceful and non-violent prisoners strike through September 9, with ten demands for reform. Their efforts include work strikes, hunger strikes, sit-ins, and boycotts (canteens, phone calls etc).

Boost the national prisoners strike by promoting their stories, searching for and sharing the hashtag #PrisonStrike and #PrisonStrike2018. And, write a letter of solidarity to support the organizers, who are now facing undue punishment for their efforts.

The protest goes far beyond under paid and unpaid labor. Prisons cut safety and sanitary corners to increase profit margins on their contracts. Most place undue financial burden on prisoners and their families (like exorbitant phone call prices). And most horrific is the epidemic death toll: in the past three weeks alone in Mississippi, ten inmates have died in their cells…and the causes of death are unclear.

The strike is already having impact: Texas has just dropped the rates of inmate phone calls from 26 cents to 6 cents per minute. Which is huge, when you earn less than a dollar per hour.

But phone calls are just the beginning of needed changes — which is why we must help amplify their voices through September 9.

Help end modern-day slavery by boosting the national prisoners strike on social media, using the hashtag #PrisonStrike and #PrisonStrike2018. Support the leaders who organized this peaceful protest and are now facing extreme punishment by writing a letter of solidarity to keep their courage up.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to reject Betsy DeVos’ scheme to divert education dollars to put guns in America’s classrooms, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.


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